Looking to offer greater public service access to South Orange County residents, Orange County Fifth District Supervisor Katrina Foley celebrated the opening of her new office in the Dana Point Harbor with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Oct. 23.
Dignitaries and officials from the City of Dana Point, Rep. Mike Levin’s office, Sen. Blakespear’s office and the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce presented Foley with certificates of recognition for her new office.
The Dana Point office, which will officially open for constituent services on Nov. 1, marks the first County Supervisor office in South Orange County.
“I’m a little surprised you didn’t have an office down here already,” Dana Point Mayor Mike Frost said during Monday afternoon’s ceremony. “For those of you guys who don’t know, she’s been all over the place, but she has spent an awful lot of time down here in Dana Point on multiple issues.”
While Frost noted that there had been a lot of uncertainty in the Dana Point Harbor over the revitalization efforts, he acknowledged Foley’s advisory committee for working to “bring a little bit of oversight.”
“I know our residents appreciate that; I know I do,” Frost said. “We’re still not there yet, but I’ll tell you what, you’re attacking it with the tenacity that I’ve seen on other projects, and so we’re really happy that you’re down here.”
Foley said her team is renting the space in the office, but emphasized it’s “well worth the investment, because we were driving back and forth, back and forth.” She added that she hopes the office will provide her South County constituents with greater access to resources.
“We can do some constituent service work, and then we have all these meetings here at the harbor talking about the revitalization, so now we actually have a place to be, and Coffee Importers provides us with lots of great food,” Foley said.
Foley added that the office will be staffed with team members from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and that she would be at the office hosting constituent meetings on Wednesdays. Residents can request to schedule a meeting at d5.ocgov.com/.
“We’re here to serve, and we are looking forward to partnering with you more,” Foley said.